Weekend Guide

TGIF!: Your weekend guide (12-14 Jul)

By Kevin HoEvents - 11 July 2013 6:19 PM | Updated 3:04 PM

TGIF!: Your weekend guide (12-14 Jul)

Feeling the urge to just throw everything down and disappear to some distant country where no one can find you? Or perhaps you missed out on last weekend’s celebration of Singaporean hawker fare when Gordon Ramsay paid us a visit, and lost. Maybe you’d just like to do something intellectually stimulating like making betting strategies or solving complex puzzles in a fabricated life-or-death situation. Whatever your fancy, we’ve got your weekend planned out for you.  

Looking for the best in local original music? For three years at Home Club, the Identite brand has been both a staple and a launching ground for countless musicians in the vibrant music scene. And this weekend, musicians and music lovers will have something to celebrate about as Identite celebrates its 100th show with a stellar list of 10 acts across 2 stages. The lineup includes Baybeats alumni Anechois, Aspectrum (formerly Godzilla), and Mannequins, and also stripped down acts from Tall Mountains and Yuji Kumagai (Cashew Chemists).

Anechois, a young and promising local band

In need of that well-deserved vacation but running low on the bucks?  Here to help you cushion that dent in your wallet is ASA Holidays’ Power-Packed! Travel Fair. Expect free air tickets to Thailand and China, and deals as low as $1 to propel you into Asia, Australia, and even Europe. The fair will also boast numerous giveaways including free luggage trolley bags, shopping vouchers, and even a chance to win a Mercedes Benz B 200 and a nine-day Alaska Cruise.

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Curry fish head, a homely delight

But if there’s anything that would keep you stuck here in this cosmopolitan country we call home, food’s a pretty good incentive. At the Singapore Food Festival 2013: Singapore Favourite Food, prepare to be spoilt with a gathering of Singapore’s best picks (as voted by the public) at one picturesque spot. With a selection of 20 iconic dishes including chilli crab, oyster omelette, briyani, and curry fish head, grab your mates and expat buddies and get boisterously stuffed together.

Now here’s some exercise to burn all those calories away, though it’s not the conventional kind of exercise you’d think. At the Real Escape Game in Singapore Vol. 4, your goal is to escape from a haunted ship before it’s too late. By running around solving riddles and besting puzzles, this journey will assuredly make you (and your brain cells) sweat a gallon or two. But don’t worry, all this is just a game conceptualized by an eccentric Japanese team. If you think you have what it takes, then ahoy there matey!

But if you prefer the excitement of watching something else running around, and if you feel like Lady Luck’s on your side, then get on your saddles and make your way to the 18th Emirates Singapore Derby. In celebration of equestrian tradition, it’s your festive duty to cheer for your winning steed, and earn yourself some easy cash of course. What’s best is that if you’re dressed appropriately for the occasion, you may even win an all-expenses paid trip to Melbourne. Time to find yourself a fancy hat.

Will you bet on the winning horse?

And of course we can’t forget about our DJ pick this weekend. Over at Zouk, the electronic music duo known as M.A.N.D.Y will be headlining the club’s Parallel series with their hair-flinging antics and tight-knit chemistry. After all one can expect no less from these childhood friends from Germany, whose career has spanned for slightly over a decade. Despite their cheeky demeanours, till now no one really knows the true meaning of M.A.N.D.Y’s mysterious acronym. Head to Zouk and go figure.

For more ideas on more things to do this weekend, don’t forget to check out our comprehensive events calendar. Have a great weekend everyone and see you back here next week.